"...And you choose to get hit in the face?"

This is how my 10 year old niece responded when she found out I was boxing. When other people find out that I want to box their reactions are very similar. No one has tried to tell me that I'm a horrible and violent person, but people always seem utterly baffled that any woman would want to box.

To me, fighters are some of the most inspiring people in the world. Their lives revolve around hard work. They possess a unique strength that allows them to overcome unbelievable challenges. And their determination is absolutely stunning. I've felt enlightened and inspired by many of the stories of female fighters, and I think they should be shared. 

Why We Fight is a series of interviews from female fighters. 

You can read their stories here.